RISMedia's Real Estate Magazine

APR 2019

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RISMedia's REAL ESTATE April 2019 53 David Charron is president of MRIS Investors, Inc. and served as CEO from 2001 - 2017. He also chairs its Investment Committee and the MLS RoundTable, and is immediate past chair of the CMLS. Charron is a founding member of COVE, an industry think tank, and recently completed his term as director for NAR. In 2018, Charron served as chief strategy officer for Bright MLS and facilitated $95 billion in residential real estate transactions. Todd Hetherington is CEO and co-owner of NM Manage - ment, Inc., a Northern Virginia company that includes CENTURY 21® New Millennium, the top-producing CENTURY 21 brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic region for 20-plus years and five-time top-producing CENTURY 21 franchise in the world. Through mergers, stra - tegic acquisitions and management team-building over the past two decades, Hetherington and business part - ner Mary Lynn Stone, and their leadership team, have grown CENTURY 21 New Millennium to a salesforce of approximately 900 agents in 20 locations. Rei Mesa is president and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty, which serves 21 counties throughout Florida with more than 40 locations and approximately 1,800 sales professionals. The company ranks in the Top 10 in the Berkshire Hathaway Ho - meServices network and has been recognized as a top fundraiser for The Sunshine Kids Foundation, having generated more than $3.6 million. Diane M. Ramirez is chairman and CEO of Halstead Real Estate. Ramirez has grown Halstead Real Estate from three offices in Man - hattan to three dozen offices with 1,400 agents throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, the Hamptons, the Hudson Valley, N.Y., New Jersey and Fairfield County, Conn. Ramirez has been a real estate execu - tive and broker for more than three decades. She and Clark Halstead founded Halstead in 1984, which was purchased by Terra Holdings in 2001. She is the 2019 chair of Leading Real Estate Companies of the World®. Mike Ryan—senior advisor to RE/MAX LLC, executive officers and the board of directors—joined RE/MAX in 1994 and was instrumental in launching the international, award-winning RE/MAX Satellite Network, the first-ever real estate business television network. In 2006, Ryan directed its evolution into RE/MAX Univer - sity, a 24/7, on-demand real estate education platform broadcasting internationally in HD to RE/MAX associates. Michael Saunders is founder and CEO of Michael Saun - ders & Company, an independent real estate brokerage in Florida. Saunders has over - seen the firm's growth from a single office into a network of 24 full-service real estate offices—with more than 700 agents and 200 staff members spanning the Gulf Coast region from Bradenton to Boca Grande. With sales that topped over $2.79 billion in 2018, Michael Saunders & Company is the largest-selling brokerage in all price ranges throughout Southwest Florida. Mary Lynn Stone is president and co-owner of NM Man - agement, Inc., which provides real estate support to clients in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. NM Management is the parent company of CENTURY 21® New Mil - lennium, the top-producing CENTURY 21 brokerage in the Mid-Atlantic region for 20-plus years and five-time top-producing CENTURY 21 franchise in the world. RE RISMedia's 2018 Real Estate Newsmakers Hall of Fame For more information about RISMedia's Real Estate Newsmakers Reception & Dinner, contact Cindi Gallucci at cgallucci@rismedia.com. RISMedia's inaugural Newsmakers Hall of Fame Members: Front row, left to right: Helen Hanna Casey, Howard Hanna Real Estate; Matt Widdows, HomeSmart Intl.; Teresa Palacios Smith, HSF Affiliates; Back row, left to right: John Featherston, RISMedia (host); Ron Peltier, HomeServices of America; Elizabeth Mendenhall, RE/MAX Boone Realty, National Association of REALTORS®; Joe Rand, Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty; Bob Goldberg, National Association of REALTORS®; Darryl MacPherson, RISMedia (host). Photo Credit: PlanOmatic Know a Newsmaker, or are you a Newsmaker yourself? Nominations recently opened for the 2020 class of Real Estate Newsmakers. You can read about the qualifications and nominate a can- didate at rismedia.com/newsmaker-nomination.

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